Friday, August 15, 2008

Put on a happy face

Would you believe it?? I actually took a picture for the current exposaroonie challenge. Of course, it wasn't intentional... I was simply taking pictures of my adorable child, when it occurred to me that this shot fit in perfectly with the challenge: emotions.

I think one of the things I love most about Annabelle is how very transparent she is. If she's happy, excited or silly, this is the way she looks. It's all or nothing with her, and she doesn't hold back. You can read her like a book. When she smiles, her eyes light up, her nose crinkles, and every single pearly white is visible. I simply can't get enough of this and delight in watching her in her moments of happiness. Of course, it works the other way around, and she's an "all or nothing" kind of girl when she's upset as well. But that's ok-- she's passionate, she's temperamental, she's transparent. These are the qualities that help to make her the wonderful little person she is, and it is my prayer that as time and training goes on she will learn how to use these traits to bless others around her and glorify God.




Just look at that happy, silly, dear little face. Can you help but smile too?

10 comments:

Jerusha Abigail said...

Oh my! what a little cutie she is! i just wanna wrap her up in my arms and kiss that face. :) i miss my little girl.

Sarah Marie said...

Awww... this is the cutest, sweetest picture! SO very happy indeed! Love it. Love how full of light it is!

Ashlei Paige said...

What a cute picture!!!

Paulette said...

Love your description of your sweet Annabelle. You captured her perfectly!

Megan said...

Oh my GOODNESS another baby as darling as the ones you already have?! I am SO EXCITED, as I've said before. But seeing the faces of your girls just reminds me. Her whole face smiles!

Cheeziemommie said...

I just burst into the biggest smile! It's contagious!!!

Steph Corwin said...

Wow I love the color and light in this picture. Really great :)

kourtini said...

This is SO cute!! She's a doll.

Lydia said...

oh little annabelle, how cute you are! such a great picture! good job sister. give her a kiss for me!

Ryan, Angela & Peyton said...

Ok I am starting to get a smidge jealous of your amazing picture taking abilities! First of all, you have precious little girls that always make precious little pictures, and second of all you have some skills girlie, but third ... what kind of camera do you have and where can I get one?! I love your pictures! Have you ever taken a photography class? Since I will be done with my undergrad in November I was thinking about taking a "for fun" photography class at BC in January! You should take it also! I think it is only one night a week ... I will have to check =) Later girlie!